Protecting yourself and everyone around you is the first line of defense towards managing the
spread of Covid-19. Anyone is susceptible, especially the elderlies and those with chronic illnesses.
Practice all safety measures, apply supplementary solutions to kill the virus, and remember to be
cautious all the time especially when around people who are more vulnerable to the virus.
If you feel the urge to cough, head side or elbow coughing could help. This is a
useful way to keep people within your distance safe. Remember that the virus is airborne. Anyone
should be cautious when sneezing or coughing so as to prevent any droplets from spreading in the
Washing of Hands
We consistently use our hands: that is why we have to make sure that they are always
clean. This will help us prevent contracting the virus and likewise be favorable to anyone
around us. Consider this, especially, when having to go to public places. It is advisable to
wash your hands with soap for not less than 20 seconds, especially after sneezing, coughing, or
touching your surroundings. It is also helpful to always bring sanitizers with at least 60%
Avoid Close Contacts
There is no clear way to know that the people around you are carrying the virus. So,
it is necessary to keep a safe distance especially when you are outside. Avoid close contact at
all times, avert from touching unnecessary surfaces outside as well as your mouth, eyes, and
nose. Always wear face masks and sanitize with alcohol.
Wear Face Masks
As mentioned, the virus attacks invisibly. It is crucial never to leave the house
unprotected. There are medical grade protective face masks widely available and are essential in
living the new norm amidst this pandemic. Make sure to acquire of them regularly, have an ample
stock at home, and use/dispose them accordingly.
Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Environment
Your home is your safe place. As people come and go, make sure to sanitize every inch
of it, including but not limited to doorknobs, handles, countertops, light switches, keyboards,
tables, and phones. There are effective cleaning materials used to spray and wipe such surfaces.
Make sure that they are high- grade virus killers without harming the user, especially,
children. Other safety measures include the use of dehumidifiers, air purifiers, and the
constant cleaning of each individual at home.
Also, limit the number of visitors you allow. If it is not necessary, avoid having
other people at home in the midst of this pandemic. If their visit is important, make sure they
too are practicing all safety measures so as to not harm your home.
Work From Home
A conducive work-from-home station is advantageous in keeping away from the harm of
working in your usual set-up in the office. This protects you from contracting the virus along
the way when coming to work and heading back home. If you really feel the need to work outside,
you may find an open area with natural ventilation and away from the public crowd. Just make
sure to always have your face mask on and sanitize when necessary.
In case you start showing symptoms, do not hesitate to seek help from your local
health care provider. It is always best to fight the virus in its early stage and prevent it